Paul Ben Haim Compatition of 2018 has taken place and the next one will be in 2020. The competition appeals to players ages 13 -24, musicians and singers are invited to apply. The competition is strictly for classical original Israeli music that was written in Israel.
Youth and music israel a non-profit organization. Its objective is to enrich children, youth and adult audiences through high-quality music.
YM Israel is supported by the Ministry of Culture and was created as a member of Jeunesses Musicales International, a worldwide federation seated in Brussels, encompassing 40 member-states.
The organization was founded in the 1957 as a result of a joint initiative of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and the supervision of Music Education in the Ministry of Education. Currently the executive chairman is Professor Zvi Avni and the CEO is Mrs Avital Rapoport.